Often times runners are plagued by injury because muscles that should be working aren’t. That weakness leads to imbalances and ultimately injury. Weak glutes are a notorious problem for runners so glute strengthening exercises are a priority, so are activation drills prior to running.
Taking the time to do several glute activation drills before starting your run will warm up the muscles, engage the neuromuscular pathways and help you continue to use the “correct” muscles during your run. Here are few moves to do before your next run:
On hands and knees, keeping the knee flexed, raise it up and back engaging the gluten as you do so.